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UC Recap –  October 16 – October 21

 October 16 – October 21

Andrea Arroyo is the epitome of the artist/activist. From the unnatural election of you-know-who, to the earthquakes in Mexico, to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Andrea reacts by creating art that poignantly speaks to the topic. Her latest creation tackles the misogyny and sexism that is still way too common in our society. Please make sure you read a piece that Andrea penned in the Manhattan Times that delves into her latest artwork.

Nick Hines of VinePair wrote a great piece on local bartender Felix Salazar of Pocion Lounge (704 W 177th St) and some of his favorite spots in NYC. By the way, if you have not stopped by Pocion Lounge yet, you need to check them out ASAP. Trust me on this one. The food, the cocktails and the service are top-notch.

Tanay Warerkar of Curbed NY gives us the scoop on the renovation of the indispensable Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. After a $22.3 million revamp, the Schomburg now boasts a new gallery space, new research space, as well as new rooms for staff. Make sure you check out all the latest at the Schomburg for yourself and support this important Uptown institution.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance  (NoMAA) and New York Presbyterian Allen Hospital present The Art of Healing, featuring work by Uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or abstractly. The exhibit will be on view at The Allen Pavilion (5141 Broadway at 220 Street) until January 8, 2018.

The Fix comes to us from Ron Renaissance, Let’s Run Away. Let’s Run Away is the first single of his debut solo album Renaissance Repertoire Vol. 1 which is due to be released later this year. The video for the single was filmed entirely in Havana, Cuba and was produced and directed by Ron. In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the gang discusses their favorite moments of the NY Latino Film Festival and they also chop it up regarding the latest homeless transit sex trend. The special guest this week is the talented Dee Nasty.


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